Cost of living

As the cost of living crisis continues to rise, many people will be looking for alternative ways to heat their homes, opening themselves up to dangers and greater risk of fire in the home.

Accidental fires in the home caused by candles in 2021/22 totalled 940 across England – the highest recorded in more than 10 years. Around a third of these fires resulted in death or injury.

We are concerned these figures could rise as many people understandably look at ways to deal with rising costs. Fire prevention in the home is now more important than ever. 

Follow the safety advice on the below pages to make sure your home heating methods don’t risk a fire.

Cost of living

Cheshire East Council - cost of living (opens in new window) 

Cheshire East Council - Warm places (opens in new window)

Cheshire West and Chester Council - Cost of living support (new window, PDF 451KB)

Halton Borough Council - Cost of living information and support (opens in new window)

Warrington Borough Council - Cost of living (opens in new window)

Last updated: Wednesday, 14 June 2023